I’m really not sure what’s gotten into people lately. First we had the guy who swam over Niagara Falls and now this that I just read in
This Is True.
HEY, WATCH THIS! Two police officers on routine patrol in a New South
Wales, Australia, park saw a man on top of a block of toilets set
himself on fire, climb onto a bicycle, and then jump the bike toward a
pile of mattresses. He missed. The officers rushed over to find the
unnamed 39-year-old suffering from burns and broken bones — and still
on fire. They dumped a garbage bin full of water on the man and got him
to a hospital, where he is in serious condition. Police noted there
were quite a few spectators for the stunt. (Australian AP) …He’s 39
years old and trying to impress people with stupid bicycle tricks?
Yeah, that’s the very definition of “cool”.
Don’t ask me why that makes me laugh so much, I’m really not sure. I think it’s just the picture I’m getting in my head of how it all would have went down. More later, topics permitting.